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12.06.05, tuesday evening

". . . Discourse builds around dead things all the time, and this discourse thinks that it's doing the essential purpose of maintaining tradition. But culture develops by mutating tradition, making it new again. To imagine Darger as an outsider artist doesn't feed anyone anything; that only feeds publishers and museum bookshops. It's much more free, and it makes him much more relevant for the future to imagine him as a political philosopher, kind of a French utopian socialist, and to reinvent his drawings not as hallucinations of someone lonely and desperate but as scenes from a philosophy of utopian socialism on the wane."--Paul Chan in a Bomb interview


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